My family lost a sweet, bright, loving soul to suicide last weekend. It shook us to our core and rocked our lives to say the least. I am taking a break from my normal blogging this week, but I’ll be back next week for sure. I just wanted to bring some awareness to what was going on even if it’s just a short post.
We had no idea my loved one was struggling. He had all of the characteristics of a happy, careless teenager. That goes to show that depression hides so well. It does not look the same on everybody. It does not discriminate. Please check in on all of your loved ones, happy to sad. When you ask someone how they are, really mean it and give them a safe place to answer truthfully. Be kind with your words and include those who are left out. Realize that even if someone looks like they have it all together, they are probably struggling with something deep inside. Tell people you love them and make sure they feel it. We are all human and feel things and sometimes those feelings feel too big to handle.
If you’re feeling like what you’re going through is just too much to handle, PLEASE reach out to someone and know that you will get through this. These moments will pass, and you do have people who love you. If I could turn back time, I would make sure my family member knew how loved and cared for he was. But we can’t turn back time, so I am vowing to not let my loved one die in vane.
The national suicide hotline number is 1-800-273-8255. They are open 24/7, and this service is FREE. If you or someone you know could use this resource, share it and use it.
We are all loved so much and have a Heavenly Father who handles all of the things we can’t. ❤️🎗